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Okanagan Nation Declaration
We, the Okanagan Nation make this declaration today as a sign for every generation to come, Therefore we herby declare that:
We are the unconquered aboriginal peoples of this land our mother; The creator has given us our mother, to enjoy, to manage and to protect; We the first inhabitants, have lived with our mother from time immemorial; Our Okanagan Governments have allowed us to share equally in the resources of our mother; We have never given up our rights to our mother, our mother's resources, our governments, our religion; We will survive and continue to govern our mother and her resources for the good of all for all time.

ONA_Who We Are

Since time immemorial, the history of the Okanagan began, long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are the Syilx-speaking people – the original inhabitants of a vast and beautiful territory that encompasses forests, grasslands, lakes and desert. For thousands of years, the Okanagan people were self-reliant and well provided for through their own ingenuity and use of the land and nature. We lived united as a nation with a whole economy, travelling the breadth and depth of our territory, hunting and fishing, growing and harvesting, crafting and trading to meet our needs.

  • Elder and Youth Gathering 2017

    Rock Ridge Canyon, Princeton, BC
    Friday, March 10, 2017 - Sunday, March 12, 2017
    All day

    Come join us for some fun workshops and land based learning’s at Rock Ridge Canyon in Princeton, BC. Space is limited per community so register soon!

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  • 2017 Jr All Native Tournament

    Kelowna, BC
    Sunday, March 19, 2017 - Friday, March 24, 2017

    The Okanagan Nation is pleased to announce that they are the host Nation for the Annual Provincial Junior All Native Basketball Tournament. The Syilx Basketball teams were awarded the bid and are co-hosting the 2017 event with the

  • Spirit of Syilx Unity Run 2017

    Revelstoke, BC
    Thursday, May 11, 2017 - Sunday, May 14, 2017
    All day

    The Spirit of Syilx Unity Run 2017 will be taking place at Blanket Creek Provincial Park and continue on up to Revelstoke.

    More information coming soon!

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    For more information, please contact:

    Dominique Alexis, Events Planner

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